Fantasy Summary

A smooth skating, an offense-minded defenseman with excellent vision and passing skills. Has the potential to be a top-four NHL defenseman and can run a powerplay unit. The defensive side needs some work, as being over-aggressive in his end leads to missed coverage. High-risk, high-reward player.


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May 2024 – Salomonsson’s SHL team, Skellefteå AIK, won the 2023-24 Swedish Hockey League finals, defeating Rögle BK four games to one. In 16 playoff games, Salomonsson had six points (one goal and five assists). Mark Henry

March 2024 – Salomonsson finished the 2023-24 season with Skellefteå AIK in the SHL after winning a silver medal at the 2024 World Junior Championship with Sweden. Salomonsson played in 31 regular season games with Skellefteå AIK during the 2023-24 campaign, producing 11 points (two goals and nine assists). Skellefteå AIK starts their 2024 playoffs versus Linköping HC on March 22; keep an eye on Salomonsson potentially heading to North America once his 2024 playoffs are over in the Swedish Hockey League. Mark Henry

December 2023 – The IIHF has given Salomonsson a one-game suspension for his hit from behind on Latvia’s Emils Veckatkins during Sweden’s tournament opener at the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship on December 26. Due to the suspension, he will miss Sweden’s next game versus Germany on December 28. Mark Henry 

December 2023 – Salomonsson was named to Sweden’s 23-man roster for the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship. His first opportunity to represent his country at the IIHF World Junior Championship will be on December 26, 2023, versus Latvia. The 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship occurs from December 26, 2023, to January 5, 2024, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Mark Henry


October 2023 – Salomonsson participated in the 2023 Young Stars Classic in Penticton, B.C., from September 15-18, 2023; he also attended the Winnipeg Jets 2023 NHL training camp before being reassigned to the Manitoba Moose on October 2, leaving speculation on whether he would stay in North America or return to Sweden. That was short-lived, as the Winnipeg Jets announced he would play for Skelleftea AIK of the SHL for the 2023-24 season on October 5. Mark Henry 


August 2023 – Salomonsson attended the Winnipeg Jets 2023 Development Camp in July, and one could argue he is the most improved prospect in their system. He will play for the Skellefteå AIK team of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) in 2023-24. Mark Henry


July 2022 – The Winnipeg Jets have selected Salomonsson in the second round of the 2022 NHL Draft, 55th overall. Nick Richard


December 2021 – Salomonsson is another player whose draft stock has taken a bit of a hit since the season started but he is still an exciting prospect who is having a solid season. Through his first 23 games of the season, he sits third in scoring among J20 Nationell draft-eligible defenders.

A couple weeks short of only being eligible for the 2023 draft, Salomonsson has plenty of room for growth and already possesses a solid base of skills to build around. He has decent size and good four-way mobility, allowing him to lead his fair share of rushes from the back end. He is a strong skater, if not overly explosive, and covers the ice pretty well. Salomonsson shows good instincts in the offensive zone but will need to clean up some of his decisions with the puck. That said, he processes the game at a high-rate for the J20 level and there is reason to believe his skillset will translate as he climbs the ranks. He sticks to his lanes defensively, has a good active stick, engages physically, and his shot is a weapon from the point. He could be a bit of a project but Salomonsson has potential as a top-four defenceman at the NHL level. Nick Richard

Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth August 31, 2004
Height 6‘2”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 2; Overall: 55


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Skellefteå AIK U16U16 Region15 2 68 4|Playoffs QC5 0 33
  Skellefteå AIK U16U16 SM6 2 02 0|        
 2018-2019 VästerbottenTV-Pucken6 0 11 0|        
  Skellefteå AIK U16 2U16 Div.11 0 11 0|        
  Skellefteå AIK U16U16 Region19 6 814 8|Playoffs QC5 3 25
  Skellefteå AIK U16U16 SM3 0 33 0|        
  Skellefteå AIK J18J18 Region4 1 12 0|        
  Skellefteå AIK J18J18 Nationell2 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 VästerbottenTV-Pucken0 0 00 0|        
  Skellefteå AIK U16U16 Region3 0 33 0|Playoffs QC6 1 67
  Skellefteå AIK U16U16 SM3 0 55 0|        
  Skellefteå AIK J18J18 Region11 2 13 6|        
  Skellefteå AIK J18J18 Nationell14 0 44 8|Playoffs1 0 11
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr3 3 03 2|        
 2020-2021 Skellefteå AIK J20J20 Nationell14 4 1115 0|        
  Skellefteå AIKSHL3 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U18WJC-187 0 00 4|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr8 0 00 4|        
 2021-2022 Skellefteå AIKChampions HL2 0 11 0|        
  Skellefteå AIK J18J18 Nationell0 0 00 0|Playoffs2 0 00
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 11 2|        
  Skellefteå AIK J20J20 Nationell35 11 1122 10|Playoffs2 0 11
  Skellefteå AIKSHL10 0 00 2|        
  Sweden U18WJC-185 0 11 29|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr17 2 35 35|        
 2022-2023 Skellefteå AIKChampions HL7 0 44 6|        
  Skellefteå AIK J20J20 Nationell4 3 25 10|        
  Skellefteå AIKSHL25 3 25 10|Playoffs17 1 12
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr3 1 12 0|        
 2023-2024 Skellefteå AIKSHL31 2 911 58|Playoffs16 1 56 10 
  Skellefteå AIKChampions HL10 2 35 4|        
  Sweden U20WJC-206 0 11 29|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr11 0 11 31|        
 2024-2025 Manitoba MooseAHL- - -- -|